Urban renovation and restructuring

Regenerating precarious settlements

Cities of the South are notably marked by the presence of precarious settlements, either in the case of deteriorated, aging urban fabric or – more generally – in the case of slums. Today, almost a billion people – representing a third of the entire urban population of developing countries – live in such settlements, which are characterised by a lack of facilities, high population densities and poor connection to urban centres. If no appropriate interventions are planned, these figures will increase to include more than 50% of the population of such countries by 2050, and 70% in sub-Saharan Africa.

In light of this situation, Groupe Huit supports local public authorities in various structural projects with the following objectives:

> Urban upgrading

> Restructuring precarious settlements

> Rehabilitating deteriorated historic neighbourhoods

> Socio-economic development

> Urban planning


Groupe Huit supports project owners and public authorities at all stages of their projects:

> Project identification

> Feasibility studies

> Preliminary drafts

> Assistance to project owners

> Technical assistance

> Capacity strengthening

> Ex-post assessments

> Social and environmental impact studies


Some references…

Slum Upgrading and Solid Waste Management in Two Districts of Lagos State (Nigeria) – AFD/FFEM – (2014)

Mid-term Review of the Project on Opening Up Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Improving Sanitation in Antanaravio (Madagascar) – AFD – (2014)

Technical Assistance to Al Omrane (definition of a strategy for historical centres, preparation of Medina 2030 Project) (Morroco) – BEI – (2006-2012)

Technical Assistance for the Suburbs of Ouagadougou City Improvement Project (PADQP) (Burkina Faso) – AFD – (2006-2010)

Restructuring the Kebba of El Mina – Nouakchott (Mauritania) – World Bank – (2003)

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